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Periodic reminder that I am a professional computer toucher and computers are still a mystery

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Yesterday I walked 10kms with my 8yo child. This is a short thread on what we did and why car dependent cities are a catastrophe for raising children:

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What is the best thing about living in Switzerland? Well, the flag is a big plus.

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Good overview of the Belgian gov's data retention proposal, forcing platforms to provide metadata to authorities. This is important as it would result in a ban of those that don't - or can't - like Signal. As this proposal could spread to other EU member states, it needs to be fought at every turn, before it is too late edri.org/our-work/belgium-want

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TIL that "trickle-down" economics was originally called "horse-and-sparrow" economics, because if you feed enough oats to a horse, eventually some will end up on the road for the sparrows to eat.

Yep, that was an older generation's way of saying that this idea is horseshit.

nybooks.com/articles/1982/02/0

#economics #progressive

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your prefered date format?

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If the political concepts of “right” and “left” had existed in feudal Europe, would capitalism have been seen as a leftist concept?

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If you live in the US, you can order a third set of free covid tests (two sets of four tests this time, for a total of eight).

special.usps.com/testkits

Under what circumstances would I want to buy higher octane fuel? Been an adult for a couple decades and have no idea why this choice exists.

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Thread: #OtD 13 May 1985 Philadelphia police attacked the home of Black liberation and environmental group MOVE, then dropped a bomb on it, killing 5 adults and 6 children, destroying 61 homes in the predominantly Black neighbourhood, and making 250 people homeless.

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uspol, Linux 

Just received an automated email about the Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit coming up next month in Texas.

It is despicable that the Linux Foundation would host a major event in Texas. I can't think of any better way to signal to women and the LGBT community that they don't matter to the open source movement.

Joe Biden isn't happy that SCOTUS Justices have to face the people whose lives they affect? bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-6

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#OtD 6 May 1933 Nazis raided the Institute of Sex Research in Berlin. It was a pioneering org which supported gay and trans rights, and equality for women. It employed numerous trans workers and pioneered gender affirmation surgery. Its library was then burned

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They don't care that you dunk on them. They care that they have power over you.

They don't care whether they're right. They care that they have power over you.

They don't care that they don't live by their own rules. They care that they have power over you.

In a Lyft right now. Pine tree shaped air fresheners - the scent? “Black Ice”. Not sure about that pick for the name of an automotive fragrance.

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